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making news in america this morning, political unrest. it's shaping up to be another contentious day in egypt, as the country's former leader could be released from jail at any moment. we're in washington with the latest. back to class where a gunman opened fire. as the wild 911 call to police. >> i'm in the front office. ooh, he just went outside and started shooting. >> this morning, a new look at what was happening amid that chaos. water and trees swallowed into a slurry. dramatic video showing the furious force of nature. and these sunbathers get quite the surprise when something strange comes ashore.
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good morning thursday morning. we begin with the threat of more political turmoil in egypt. >> the country's hard line former leader, hosni mubarak, is expected to sun walk free from his prison. his release could re-ignite anger, which is just beginning to frad. abc's preeti arla is joining us this morning from washington. good morning, preeti. >> reporter: he is expected to be placed under house arrest. the situation could add fuel to the fire in a country seemingly on the brink of civil war. the death toll in egypt is staggering. now, fear of more tension. after two years in jail, waiting for a retrial, ex-president, hosni mubarak could walk out of jail as early as today. >> it's horrible. it will cancel everything we've been through, all the killing,
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all the bloodshed. it's devastating. >> reporter: the move is seen by some as a blow to the 2011 revolution. it could also give more weight to allegations that last month's removal of the democratically-elected president by the military was a step towards returning to the old regime. the state department calls it an internal issue. >> it's working its way through the legal system there. >> reporter: senator john mccain made the case for cutting off more than $1 billion in aid to the key u.s. ally. the obama administration is still reviewing that possibility. >> the united states has influence. but if the united states doesn't use that influence, then it has no influence. >> reporter: egypt's prime minister knows losing the aid is a possibility. but hopes it won't happen. >> this will be a very bad sign. it will definitely affect the military for some time. but nothing, people at least one of the benefit of being human,
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you can survive. >> reporter: the u.s. has been calling on the country to transition to a democratically-elected government. egypt's prime minister says the country could hold free elections within months. diana? >> preeti arla in washington for us this morning. thank you. the u.n. security council says it wants a thorough investigation into claims the syrian government used chemical weapons in an attack yesterday. activists released these graphic images of the alleged gas attack which they say killed more than 100 men, women and children as they slept. some reports put the death toll much higher. the government strongly denies using chemical weapons. breaking news overnight from san diego, where embattled mayor, bob filner, has reached a tentative settlement with a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment. we don't know if filner's resignation is part of this deal. but in a possible sign of what's to come, he was seen last night loading boxes into an suv while leaving his office.
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the tentative deal must be approved by san diego's city council which will consider it tomorrow. obama administration is announcing a full review of all surveillance programs. many of the programs were brought to light by edward snowden. a group of veteran security experts and white house officials will report their findings and offer recommendations by the end of the year. this is the stiffest punishment handed down in the u.s. for leaking government secrets to the media. a military judge sentenced bradley manning to 35 years in prison. the 25-year-old told his lawyers, this is just the stage in my life i will recover. manning's lawyers say he will be eligible in parole in seven years. vice president joe biden's son heads home from a hospital in houston today. he underwent some procedure, which with vice president was successful. beau biden became weak and disoriented while on vacation last week.
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a new twist in the hannah anderson kidnapping case. the sister of the man who abducted anderson, claims he could be hannah's father. brett anderson insists he is hannah's real dad. and a family spokesperson says neither he or hannah's mom met james dimaggio until she was six months pregnant with hannah. a possible break in the case of a missing girl in golden city, missouri. searchers have found a body outside the town where 12-year-old adriaunna horton disappeared three days ago. a man who her father says once worked for him is now charged with her kidnapping. police say a positive i.d. on that body could take another day. the german tourist attacked by a shark off hawaii has died. the 28-year-old woman was snorkeling when the shark bit off her arm a week ago. hawaii officials say they plan to spend the next two years studying tiger shark movements around maui, amid a spike in shark attacks.
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an out-of-control wildfire near yosemite park is only 5% contained. fire officials say the remote blaze is threatening some 2,500 structures, including homes and hotels. for those living in the shadow of the fire, the wait is agonizing. >> we've got everything loaded up. we packed all through the night. for two nights, we've been up. >> it's really scary. i'm from the l.a. area. and this is worse than the drive-byes. >> you haven't lost your sense of humor. >> this is 1 of about 50 wildfires burning in the west. yesterday, the forest service says it is running out of money to fight all of these fires. we're going to check the weather right now. firefighters won't get help in the form of rain today. there will be showers slightly north of them. thunderstorms for several parts of the country, including the central rockies, plains and northeast. rain or showers for pretty much
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the entire southeast. >> and it will be 91 in new orleans today. 81 in chicago and fargo. high humidity to go along with those 80s for baltimore and boston. 80s also for the west coast. well, a first of its kind study reveals something interesting about wedding gifts and what a lot of newlyweds do with all the stuff they get. plus, tale of the tape. learning more about the shoot-out that happened inside the school. and hearing the dramatic 911 call made in the middle of that cha chaos. also, cool and calm under pressure. a teenager jumps into action when three children were trapped in a burning car. >> the amount of smoke spewing out of the car was getting ridiculous. i knew it was a race against time.
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all right. traders are hoping today is the day wall street ends its losing streak. the dow posted its sixth-straight day in the red yesterday, slipping below the 15,000 mark. the dow slipped 4.5%, 760 points from its record high on august 2nd. the nation's largest mortgage lender is cutting thousands of jobs. wells fargo is cutting 2,300 mortgage-related jobs across the country. the bank apparently believes the mortgage market is about to take a nose dive. what's not taking a nosedive is global demand to get online. facebook is announcing a plan to work with several companies, to increase online access to developing countries. the goal is to bring low-cost smartphones and networks to 5 billion people. speaking of the internet. for the first time in more than two years, yahoo! is tops in web
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traffic. that's according to one measure. comscore said yahoo! had the most traffic last month, with 196 million visitors. google held that top spot since may 2011. and there's a stunning, new survey out about what happens to wedding gifts you give to newlyweds. a british car company finds that 82% of newly married couplese a admit to selling their wedding gifts. some of the sales happen on ebay. >> it does seem wrong. >> is does seem wrong. >> selling it or regifting? >> they're both really bad. i didn't sell or regift. if i could have made a little bit of money in selling some stuff that i still haven't used -- >> you're right. how many crystal vases do you need, right? >> you only need one. >> you need one. you need that. >> right. and add it to the list of things she does for you, scientists say they know why some people are looking older than they really are. and you can blame mom for it.
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prevent a tragedy. abc's tahman bradley is joining us with more. tahman? >> reporter: john and diana, you're about to hear what happened when a gunman stormed inside an elementary school. the terror and the heroic acts of one of the school workers. the frightening moments captured on the 911 call. that's the voice of antoinette tuff, who bravely talked the shooter down, as the children rushed to safety. >> i can let them know you have not tried to harm me. that doesn't make any difference. you didn't hit anybody. >> reporter: she got personal with the gunman. >> don't feel bad, baby. hi husband just left me after 33 years. >> reporter: police moved in. and the man surrendered without incident. because of her heroics, no one was hurt. the suspect is 20-year-old michael brandon hill, seen here in this chilling new photo. police say he showed up ready to kill. >> the weapon has been recovered. we do have it.
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it is an ak-47 type assault rifle. he had approximately 500 rounds of ammo with him and a couple magazines. >> reporter: hill has a history of mental health issues and a troubled past. he was arrested earlier this year for alleged terrorist threats and acts. his brother says it was only a matter of time before he went off. >> i had a feeling he was going to eventually one day do something stupid. but not this magnitude. >> reporter: police say the suspect has given them a statement. but they say they can't release it. hill is facing a number of charges, including making terrorists threats and aggravated assault on a police officer. diana? john? >> tahman, thank you. let's get another look at former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez during a court appearance. hernandez, being held without bail. he's charged with the murder of a former acquaintance. prosecutors will present some evidence at today's hearing. they must convince a judge that the crime took place in an effort to keep hernandez behind bars. now, to maryland where a
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teenager can be called a herer. 15-year-old michael sheerer, doing work along the road the other day when he heard a crash. he spotted a small fire under the vehicle. and a mother screaming at her kids inside. >> the first thoughts were to get them out of the car. the whole time i was doing it, the only thick i was thinking about was that fire. and the amount of smoke spewing out of the car was getting ridiculous. i knew it was a race against time. >> sheare says the car was ungulfed in flames. on to medical news, decoding the mystery of what triggers the aging process. scientists have found that mothers play a crucial role in determining how quickly their children grow old by passing on genetic mutations that speed up the aging process. aging is triggered by accumulation of mistakes in dna over time.
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but he inherit damaged dna from our mothers. >> blame mom for everything. a teen idol from a generation ago making headlines today over a drunk driving arrest. 63-year-old david cassidy pulled over in upstate new york. he blowed 0.10 into the breathalyzer. this is the second drunk driving charge for the star since 2010. it's not often we see an act of nature as frightening as this one caught on video. watch as the trees simply disappear into the sinkhole in louisiana's bayou country. the water churns as a sinkhole opens up. a local official says the sinkhole is active this morning. it continues to grow. no homes are in danger. an evacuation route is being put together. >> amazing video. >> that's incredible. incredible pictures. a major milestone for the new york yankees. >> here's neil and stan at espn with all of the details.
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>> i'm stan verrett. this is neil everett. and once again, he's hitting leadoff. >> we're going to start at yankee stadium. that seems the site of where the stage is what it was for ichiro suzuki. that's his 4,000th career hit. when you take his career in japan and major league baseball. he was overwhelmed by the response he got. and he joins pete rose and ty cobb, the only three players in baseball history, with 4,000 hits. that was a historic hit. this was the game-winning hit. alfonso soriano. dickey and ichiro used to be teammates in seattle. ichiro got the big hit off of. and the pickoff, for davis. mariano rivero gets him out for the second out. rays and orioles. bottom five. there it goes. wow. 46th -- that's headed for ut
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street. 46 in the majors. ninth inning, rays down 4-2. matt wieters gets kelly johnson trying to steal second. that will end it. j.j. hardy with a bag on johnson. and the orioles win over tampa bay. little league world series. and you have chula vista's grant holman. two hits in this little league world series. a grand slam and a three-run homer that ended up being the winner. wow. they are partying in chula vista. >> i love that world series stuff. >> yeah. >> great. >> thanks, guys. there was a frightening moment in yesterday's braves/mets game. jason heyward was struck with a pitch. it broke his jaw in two places. >> he will undergo surgery today. the team will know more about his possible return after the operation. heyward's grandparents were at the game. they went to the local hospital with him. tough to watch. >> looks like a load of pain.
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coaster and a 100-acre resort. beachgoers in russia getting a surprise, when a military drill goes slightly offcourse. look at this giant hovercraft, comes to shore on a crowded beach. >> no one was hurt. but witnesses say they were surrounded by paratroopers and asked them to leave immediately. such practices are routine. they were surprised there were people on the beach at all. there were a lot of people on the beach. >> leave the beach? we were here first. finally, an unlikely record for a pair of young girls in england. we figured their bravery was enough to make this our "play of the day." the girls became the youngest wing walkers. they're the third generation of their families to wing walk on the planes, which are owned by their grandfather. >> one called it fun and windy. she said it was a once in a lifetime experience. >> at least they look like they had fun. >> hopefully, it's a once in a lifetime experience because that looks a little tricky.
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, welcome to thursday. thanks for joining us. >> we are glad do share your thursday with you. mike is here with the forecast. >> check out live doppler 7 hd: it is quiet. the threat of thunderstorms is gone. fire sleet gone. we are waking up to marine layer clouds but they will be done by 10:00 or 11:00. 89 in the east bay. around the bay should be total sunshine by noon at 68 to 76 and san francisco 63 under partly cloudy sky and now the traffic. >> good morning, everyone. light out there right now as we
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head out. some road work westbound 4 before 160. from livermore, greenville to north livermore, various lanes until 7:00 this morning and from walnut creek to the oakland area westbound 24, right lane is blocked. the golden gate bridge is looking good. fog-free and traffic-free. >> the wildfire near yosemite is burning out of control at 25 square miles threatening thousands of homes. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the latest. >> good and bad news. the update shows the fire has not grown larger but neither has containment. the fire has burned more than 16,000 acres or 25 square miles of the forest and only 5 percent
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contained. authorities ordered two dozen new evacuation advisories including catch grounds and i until ns and homes. it is threatening 2,500 homes and hotels and catch building and highway 120 is closed in and out of the park. it is scary for people who live here. a lodge owner has been in victim bow since saturday. >> it is a roller coaster. we got reports it was burned to the ground and someone else said, no, no, it is all right. all second-hand information. >> the fire has destroyed two homes and seven outbuildings. thousands of people have evacuated, officials say yosemite national park does remain open to visitors. the rim fire is one of more than 50 major brushfires burning across the west. the largest is


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